Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

Samuel Williams

Location

Charlotte, NC

Samuel created this artwork at age 10. He served as the 1998 and 1999 MDA State Goodwill Ambassador for North Carolina. Samuel graduated from high school in 2008 and attends college.

Full name: 
Samuel Williams
Artist: 
Samuel Williams
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Marker

Matthew Canfield

Location

Watervliet, NY

Matthew has been painting for many years. He has a master’s degree in education and teaches art in an elementary school. Matthew pasted together several snapshots of downtown Albany and then created this painting.

Full name: 
Matthew Canfield
Artist: 
Matthew Canfield
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Oil

Milda Vizbar

Location

New York, NY
Full name: 
Milda Vizbar
Artist: 
Milda Vizbar
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Mixed Media

Les Woolley

Location

Centerpoint, NY

Les became a full-time artist at age 50. Unable to hold a paintbrush, he relied on his acclaimed “drip method” of painting. By dripping and pouring pools of different colors onto a canvas and maueuvering it with his hands, Les produced amazing patterns and dynamic images. He shared his love of art by teaching children with disabilities. Les’ works have been presented in numerous New York and Long Island exhibits.

Full name: 
Les Wooley
Artist: 
Les Woolley
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Cathleen Cato Givan

Location

Secaucus, NJ

Formerly a pharmacist, Cato has studied art all her life, including stints in Europe and the Art Students League of Denver. She now creates commissioned art and other original works in several media. This painting is a portrait of Cato’s rottweiler service dog, Faust, who assists her by retrieving objects, opening doors, turning lights on and off, and performing other tasks.

Full name: 
Cathleen Givan
Artist: 
Cathleen Cato Givan
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Pastels

Elisabeth Preble Morley

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Elisabeth received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn. She began creating artwork as a toddler as soon as she realized paint was not something to eat! Her artwork has won awards in juried shows, and she was the winner of the 2008 Neurology Now magazine art contest. Along with creating artwork, Elisabeth enjoys reading, good tea, and she’s a comic and Renaissance Fest Fan.

Full name: 
Elisabeth Preble Morley
Artist: 
Elisabeth Preble Morley
Disease: 
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Medium: 
Mixed Media

Susan Kinney

Location

Great Falls, MT

Susan began drawing in childhood. She creates digital artwork on a computer due to hand weakness. Susan has received awards for her art. She advertises and sells art on her Web site, and offers photo editing and restoration.

Full name: 
Susan Kinney
Artist: 
Susan Kinney
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
BL'K Sketch Pencil

Maureen Raisch

Location

St. Louis, MO
Full name: 
Maureen Raisch
Artist: 
Maureen Raisch
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Lisa Booth-Henry

Location

Cameron, LA

Lisa graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a degree in education and teaches preschool children.

Full name: 
Lisa Booth-Henry
Artist: 
Lisa Booth-Henry
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Collage

K Edgar Swados

Location

Overland Park, KS

Edgar created this artwork for the 2000 MDA Holiday Wishes card collection. He is a retired teacher, having taught in New York City and Tampa, Fla., and is a former Hollywood film set designer.

Full name: 
Edgar Swados
Artist: 
K Edgar Swados
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Mixed Media

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